Rangers-linked Chelsea Champions League winner Billy Gilmour is reportedly set to seek a solution to his squad situation at Stamford Bridge via a loan move.
Gilmour, 19, broke into the Chelsea side last season under club legend Frank Lampard but has enjoyed a reduced role ever since Thomas Tuchel took charge of the side, playing only five times.
Tuchel’s effectiveness can’t be denied as his 1-0 Champions League victory over Pep’s Man City – for which Gilmour was an unused substitute – almost certainly proves.
But going into next season Scotland international Gilmour – who is at the Euros with fellow Rangers Academy kid Nathan Patterson – is reportedly seeking assurances over his short-term future.
According to the Scottish Sun, Gilmour is considering following in the footsteps of Mason Mount – who played for Derby under Lampard in 18/19 – to improve his development.
That report also claims that the youngster is hoping to attract interest from some top clubs via his presence with Scotland at Euro 2020.
Rangers – rather unsurprisingly – were linked for the former Gers Academy player in January as the same newspaper claimed Steven Gerrard was eyeing a short-term move.
Given the club’s requirement for more quality midfielders, a loan move for Gilmour wouldn’t actually be a bad one but given Scotland’s status down south, it isn’t clear if the Gers will return for Billy.
Not only that, but Steven Gerrard has previously claimed whilst Gilmour’s a “fabulous little player” there’s been “no contact between the clubs or the managers” [RangersTV].
Will that stop Billy Gilmour from being perennially linked to Ibrox for the duration of the summer – or even his career? No, no it will not.
Rangers fans sent their congratulations to Gilmour after Chelsea lifted the Champions League, the young midfielder only the fourth Scot to win the tournament.